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The Bus Full of Jars

Sunday, April 25, 2010



The last time we were in the mountains, Mom and I wandered into this little hole in the wall.  We drive by the place every time we are in town, but had never stopped. It doesn't look like much from the road which is probably why we had never checked it out, but Mom and I were in a serious hunting mood that day and felt like exploring.


For all you ball jar lovers, you would have loved it.  There were shelves and shelves of old bottles and jars ranging in price from $3-5.  They guy watching shop that day,who happened to be sitting in a lawn chair outside, told us to go around to the back and to look inside the school buses.


Inside the school buses were more jars and junk.  The buses were without wheels and were just sitting there in the yard.  Maybe I'm weird, but I love places like this.



It was on this day that my jar collection began. 

22 comments:

  1. Oh, what fun finds, Rene! That's quite a collection of aqua Ball jars. I have a few of them myself & love them. Thanks for stopping by the party!

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  2. Holy moly, that's a lot of jars! I would have been stocking up there that's for sure!

    Jeanine

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  3. I have been searching and searching for some of them! I would love to visit that shop. Hope your having a great day! xoxo

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  4. I love to look in places like that. I have seen a lot of those jars lately in the flea markets. They do have a great patina too them.

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  5. Ohhhh...we would have loved this place too! Your jars look beautiful on top of your cabinets!
    That was one good day :)
    Wendy

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  6. How fun! What a find! I've seen them for $8 to $10, each.
    -Trish

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  7. I have quite a few of those jars too, I love them.

    I am smitten with your hydrangia container!

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  8. What a funny place to store them (in the bus I mean). What a mother load of blue jars! I like the way you have them displayed in your kitchen, very pretty.

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  9. Love your green jars. I only have a couple at this time, but would love more.

    I also love your hydrangeas in your old bucket. Great idea that I will be borrowing. Thank you...

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  10. Oh I love places like this! And a bus full of jars somehow seems way cooler than a shop full of jars! I'm so glad you started your wonderful collection from such a very neat place!

    Kat :)

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  11. Oooooh, I'm loving those jars!!! Great find! And what fun going into that place and that bus! in my hometown we used to have an old bus that was the BarBQ Bus! Seriously, in an old school bus!
    I look forward to your jar collection growing!
    Blessings,
    Lana

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  12. We had a collection like that growing up. Hmm,. wonder if they still exist.
    pve

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  13. Great finds. I would have jumped for joy. I am always on the lookout for these babies.

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  14. would love to know how you do the grilled pizza...I'm always trying to come up with great meal ideas!!!

    love the blue jar collection....ON MY LIST...my long, long list of things to pick up!!!

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  15. I have blue jars that were my grandmother's, and a whole bunch of clear ones that came "free" in my basement! :) Love them.

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  16. Oh you lucky girls to inherit loads of mason jars!

    Between you and me, the pizza recipe is from Epicurious and here is the link.
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Grilled-Pizza-Margherita-108167

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  17. OMG!! I would be in heaven!!! I have a serious jar addiction...serious...

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  18. Shopping in a bus, my kind of "road trip". Thanks for sharing.

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  19. i would have gone crazy purchasing those jars! your little collection looks so pretty with that bucket of flowers.

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  20. I ADORE those jars. Wow!! So pretty. And your blog is amazing. What a great space you have here :)

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  21. Oh wow! That would have been a great giveaway *wink wink*! If you decide to go back, I'd love to send you some money to purchase me some! I can't find them here:-(

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